Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Playing with my 'bug

I heard a rumour that you could emboss transparencies and decided to give it a try with my Cuttlebug embossing folders.

I ended up creating these two cards, which are definitely two of my masterpieces so far (if I do say so myself). These came together better than I ever imagined.

The first card was made using a regular office transparency run through the Cuttlebug with my winter folder. After embossing I took some white Staz On Ink and inked the edges and the top of the embossed surface to give that snow like effect. I added the Creative Imaginations paper and a felt snowflake that I cut in the Cuttlebug using a sizzlet die.

The second card was a bit of an experiment that I would not try again. I took an acrylic cutting mat from the dollar store and made a card out of it and embossed it also using the winter folder. The embossing turned out really well BUT I do NOT recommend trying this if you want your Cuttlebug to remain intact. The roller was extremely tight due to the thickness of the mat and I thought I was going to break the handle off. Anyways, all is well with my beloved bug.

I added Stickles and Staz on to this card and went with a more non traditional colour for the winter card. I used white rubons on the snowflake that read "Believe the Magic".

I *heart* my bug.


Life Aboard said...

Wow, what a great idea - those turned out so nice, Jen!

Holly A said...

These are so pretty, Jen. Very creative work with your cuttlebug. I may just be enabled one of these days! :-)

Ann said...

Wow! You do incredible work! Congrats on being published! :D

Ann said...

Wow! You do incredible work! Congrats on being published, too! :D

Kathy said...

I LOVE these cards! I will have to try embossing the transparencies. I have cuttlebug and really like it.